Born and raised on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Brodie Harper is a presenter for the Nine Network’s top rating travel and lifestyle program in Victoria ‘Postcards’. She is also a well-established weather reporter for Channel Nine’s nightly news bulletin, having filled in for Livinia
Nixon. And the proud founder of travel blog www.bybrodie.com.
Brodie first began her television career as a presenter on Channel Nine’s ‘Home-grown’ series in 2007, now as an integral member of the Postcards team, she has travelled to every corner of Victoria and the globe from Walhalla to the Great Ocean Road to Dubai to Los Angles and beyond and has
also been a regular and popular celebrity giving comment on Nine’s top rating show ‘20 to 1’.
Brodie has covered the glitz and glamour of the Melbourne Spring Racing carnival, the Footy Show red carpet night and more. As a leading TV personality and media favourite, it’s not surprising Brodie has recently enjoyed her role as the ‘face of’ the Mornington Cup as well as the ‘Caulfield Classic Style Ambassador’ for the Caulfield Spring Racing Carnival.
Brodie was host to many of the Caulfield Spring Racing Carnival’s events, roving reporter, style, fashion and the media ambassador for the event. Finding the perfect Spring Racing frock is never a problem for Brodie as she is a favourite amongst designers both international and locally. Brodie currently enjoys being an ambassador for The Hilton in Melbourne and Mercedes Benz Mornington.
Bro die’s stunning looks didn't go unnoticed when she was first discovered at a local shopping centre with a friend at age 19, she has since become one of Australia’s most prestigious models with Chadwick’s modelling agency. From there her career took off locally and internationally with one of
her favourite modelling assignments being a commercial shoot in New Zealand which enabled her to explore the country’s spectacular outdoors. She has appeared on the cover of News Ltd’s Home Magazine, in magazines such as Madison, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar is a regular in the daily papers
and features in various fashion spreads.
While lucky to see so much of Victoria when filming Postcards, she is also a keen overseas traveller, having travelled to remote Thailand where she visited her World Vision sponsor child. The moving experience enabled her to meet her sponsored child and the child’s family, see where they live, are schooled, and how the community thrives and maintains development through international aid.
Like most Australians, Brodie’s family has also been touched by cancer and she is a passionate supporter of Breast Cancer Australia. In 2008, Brodie’s charitable side was first witnessed by the nation when she donned a silver spandex suit for Nine’s ‘Hole in the Wall’ program which resulted in
a peak audience of 1.7 million viewers watching her contort her body and be slammed by the wall all in the name of charity. She donates her time to assist in many causes and their events and promotional campaigns such as TLC for Kids ‘Tracky Day’, The Salvation Army appeal, the Starlight
Foundation and Challenge - supporting kids with cancer.
Away from TV, Brodie spends time with her husband Heath Meldrum and daughter Jessica andindulges herself at Victoria’s beaches and wineries. On the home-front, Brodie and Heath are what you’d call serial renovators. Having painstakingly finished restoring their first home, they have moved onto a bigger and more detailed project with their second home. A dab hand at woodwork in high school, Brodie isn’t one to shy away from hard labour when it comes to renovating, but says design and decorating.
One of Brodie's secret loves is exercise being a qualified person trainer along with her husband Heath. Not a day goes by where she isn't participating in some kind of workout or adventure.